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Yesterday, we told you about Verizon Wireless' plans to launch its 4G LTE network. Initially, it appeared the LG VL600 modem may be the only model available at launch. Now, it's clear the Pantech UML290 will also be available on Sunday, Dec. 5. This 4G USB modem supports both 4G and 3G speeds and offers a rotating USB connector that folds away when not in use. Other key features include: Data Speeds 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of  5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage area 3G – customers can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area 180 degree... Read more...
If you're a Verizon Wireless customer and the cell signal in your home or business isn't as strong as you would like, the carrier's new 3G Network Extender may be just what the doctor ordered. The new 3G Network Extender is a “mini-cell site” manufactured by Samsung Mobile. About the size of a wireless router, the 3G Network Extender routes calls through your home broadband Internet connection. The device can assist up to six Verizon Wireless customers in making calls and accessing data. Rest assured, you won't have to share with your neighbors if you don't want to though—you can use the My Verizon portal to set up a list of preferred users who will have access to your Network... Read more...
AT&T is adding two new BlackBerry smartphones to its lineup. First up is the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (model 9100) which is the smallest BlackBerry smartphone yet measuring less than two inches wide and weighing 3.3 ounces. This phone has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS as well as a high resolution display. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G will be available for $149.99 starting October 17. AT&T's other new BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Curve 3G (model 9300), features built-in GPS, dedicated media keys, support for the AT&T U-verse Mobile app, and support for up to 32GB memory cards. The phone is also BlackBerry 6 ready, meaning the phone will get the updated OS in the coming months. The BlackBerry Curve 3G... Read more...
An outrageous bill is every cell phone users' worst nightmare. Whether you're talked too many minutes, sent too many text messages, or used too much data, overage fees add up way too quickly. T-Mobile knows just how painful these overage bills can be, so the company is removing per-megabyte overage charges for 3G modems. Instead of paying overage fees, T-Mobile 3G modem users will now get a gentler reminder that their usage is greater than 5GB per month; the wireless carrier will throttle the speeds of users who have surpassed the 5GB mark. For users who are on the cheaper 200MB/month plan, you'll still pay overage fees, but at a rate that has been reduced by half from 20 cents per MB to a mere... Read more...
Acer plans to launch a new line of mobile Internet devices (MIDs) by the end of May. The new line is part of the company's efforts to boost profitability and add to its array of mobile devices. The new MIDs will feature version 4.0 of Acer's Shell user interface and will include 3G wireless connectivity. Recognizing that people want to be connected and share information, the new MIDs will be able to interact with one another and share data. Mobile devices such as the new MIDs, laptops, and netbooks are Acer's primary source of revenue. In the first quarter of this year, mobile computers such as laptops and netbooks accounted for 69 percent of the company's revenue. Acer currently excels in the... Read more...